Welcome to the first round of purchases for 2022. Yes, I know, it never seems to end…my wife and wallet keep telling me that, but I don’t listen…obviously. And this week was another stellar month and a few really good deals as well…at least I think so. The first set of purchases were from gift cards left over from Christmas that I hadn’t spent and it was tough to decide. First I went with a vinyl I had been wanting for awhile and finding an original vinyl pressing was going to be expense so I went withe re-issue from Music on Vinyl for Extreme!!
The other items I picked up on those gift cards were the studio albums I was missing for Robbie Williams…I figured no time better than to complete that collection so I did. There were four left and here they are… Now I just need to the rare stuff that I am missing…challenge accepted!!
We are now into April and the releases are still coming fast and furious. There is a little something for everyone today and I am sure you will find something you like. We have pop, rock, metal, country, alternative, christian, classical, techno…basically the whole gamut of genres. My interests are focused on the ones highlighted in Blue.
Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic – (Verve Label Group): Michelle Branch?? Am I reading that correctly? It has been over 14 years since she has had a full length solo album. She had an E.P. in 2010, but not since 2003 has she had a full length studio album. This one definitely has me intrigued. I can’t wait to hear what she has to offer.
Deep Purple – InFinite – (Earmusic): Deep Purple just keep on going after almost 50 years. This is their twentieth studio release and quite possibly their last “Big” tour, whatever that means. I think the band members currently (after many iterations) is Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Steve Morse and Don Alrey. Looking forward to this release after hearing some great things about the album.
Everybody wants something for Christmas. There are a bunch of albums I would like to get on vinyl so if anyone is feeling generous, the new Motley Crue ‘The End’ Box Set would be nice. My kids keep telling me what they want for Christmas despite the fact I keep telling them it is too late to put in new orders as Santa already has decided what they are getting. Plus, Mommy and Daddy are done shopping.
Musicians are no different. They want a lot of things for Christmas. What do they want you ask? I will tell you what they told me when I asked them. Here is what they said…
Huey Lewis & The News – “I Want A New Drug” – I think someone has a problem!!